SPARC Europe is an alliance of European academic and research libraries, national libraries, library organisations and research institutions.
Our mission and vision
Our primary mission is to take the Open Access Movement further.
We believe we can do this best by means of
- Education & advocacy: we give presentations, participate in conferences and workshops, provide Open Access advocacy material, Open Access guidelines and Open Access recommendations
- Lobbying; we aim at influencing national and international agendas
- Networking: with members and stakeholders, in meetings, joint projects and other communication means
Through our collaborative efforts, participation in joint initiatives, organisation of events, sponsorship, presentations, written articles, research and advocacy work, we aim to comply to our mission: empowering the library community to bring about positive changes within their own institutions and countries.
Learn more about our work.
Governance and management of SPARC Europe
SPARC Europe is governed by a Board of Directors, an eminent group that is well-known within the European library community. The daily management is the responsibility of the SPARC Europe team. Learn more
SPARC Europe Statutes
You can download SPARC Europe statutes here:
- SPARC_Europe_Fdn_Statutes (34Kb)